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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

December 31, 2018

As the year draws to a close, certain trends in uptown's dining, drinking and shopping scenes are coming into focus. Here's a brief rundown of the most notable:​

Coffee shops

High-end coffee shops continue to expand into every corner of upper Manhattan, i...

December 24, 2018

Whether you prefer to burrow deep into your couch or be out and about during the holidays, The Curious Uptowner has got you covered for the entire week:

1. Make a festive rum punch: Family-run clothing boutique Harlem Haberdashery introduced its new...

December 22, 2018

You can't walk far this weekend without bumping into a festively decorated Christmas tree. But to see some truly spectacular holiday-evergreens-with-a-twist, check out these three uptown displays (listed from south to north):

Flotilla of Christmas trees on the Harlem Me...

December 21, 2018

• North End Food Hall–Washington Heights' very first food hall–finally has an opening date: March 2019. Vendors coming to the 6,000-square-foot space include tried-and-true uptown favorites such as Jin Ramen, Harlem Public and La Chula. One of the most "promising stall...

December 20, 2018

'Tis the season of angels. Get in the spirit and head to these three uptown spots where you–and your furry best friend–can pose as a winged creature sent from above.

1. Angel Wings by Colette Miller, Park Ave and E. 111th St

Part of a global network of angel wings p...

December 18, 2018

Still have a few gaps on your holiday shopping list? You can't go wrong with a luscious art book–so easy for you to buy (especially if you do it online) and others to enjoy and display. This year there are more than a few new tomes about beautiful Harlem, and if that's...

December 14, 2018

When Tara Wholley, the owner of the recently-opened Hilltop Park Alehouse on 159th Street and Broadway, was looking to name her new pub, she couldn't believe Hilltop Park hadn't been taken.

The famous uptown ballpark, once located just six blocks north from where s...

December 14, 2018

• The Shake Shack at 1 W 125th Street finally has an opening date: Tuesday, December 18. The first 100 customers in line when doors open at 11 a.m. will receive free hot chocolate and Shake Shack merch. [Patch]

• Insomnia Cookies is the latest food chain coming to 125th...

December 12, 2018

The area around City College in Hamilton Heights hasn't always been a hotbed of good food, but that's starting to change. Now you can choose from a handful of terrific restaurants for a sit-down meal–OsoFumo and The Grange quickly come to mind–as...

December 12, 2018

Changes are coming to the St. Nicholas Park Dog Run, the pup playground on the sloping hills of St. Nicholas Park–and now the community group The Dog Run at St. Nicholas Park wants to make sure its users are informed and involved.

The large...

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